It was a cool October morning in 2021 when I decided to attend an auction of a local A&P who had dozens of aircraft in various states of disrepair and two huge hangars full of aircraft parts.Read More
Upgrade & Refurbish
Watch other members' restorations and learn how you can upgrade your Cessna.
Cessna 172 panel upgrade options just got cheaper and better with a new STC from Six Pack Aero, which can help you replace and future-proof your avionics.Read More
A major problem with older aircraft is the condition of the interior plastic trim. The trim is generally in very poor condition, with various cracks in the trim and deformation around the screw holes. Learn how to repair plastic trim here.Read More
There are several great reasons to be actively involved in your Cessna’s restoration. Possibly the best reason is that it helps you learn more about your plane than you could possibly know otherwise.Read More
This article about the restoration of Steve Compton’s 172 started in the July 2022 issue with a look at the plane’s disassembly and painting. In August, we detailed the panel’s makeover. This month we finish with the interior upgrades and reassembly.Read More